Welcome to the official website of the

ASHRAE® Spacecoast Chapter

ASHRAE's presence in East Central Florida and the Space Coast


About the Spacecoast Chapter
     Chapter Leadership
     Chapter History

     Chapter Awards

Student Branches
     Florida Institute of Technology

     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical

Upcoming Seminars & Events

The Capsule Newsletter

Jobs Board

Board of Governors Minutes

Pay Now

ASHRAE and Chapter Links

Contact the Chapter

The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) Student Branch, located in Melbourne, Florida, is sponsored by the Spacecoast Chapter to support students pursuing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and other disciplines requiring HVAC/R.

Student Branch Officers & Chairs



President Owen Betharte
Secretary-Treasurer Dhruv Sangal

To contact the FIT Student Branch, e-mail the Student Branch Advisor, Dr. Hamidreza Najafi, at FIT@SpacecoastASHRAE.org.

Click here to visit the Student Branch's website.

Past Student Branch Activities

Visit to the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) National Conference
May 2011
Orlando, Florida

FIT article about the Student Branch's visit

2011-2012 Society President Ron Jarnagin Visits Spacecoast Chapter and FIT Student Branch

Dr. Victor Goldschmidt, Ph.D., ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
October 2014

Panorama shot (above) and photos (below) of Dr. Goldschmidt giving a lecture to an FIT freshman class on ethics and creativity

Dr. Goldschmidt with John Constantinide and
FIT Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Chair Dr. Hamid Hefazi

Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer
October 2015

Dr. Khankari giving a lecture to an FIT freshman class on computational fluid dynamics


Marvin Yarosh & Jack Wiles Scholarship Endowment at FIT

Donate to the scholarship endowment online.

ASHRAE/ASME golf tournament web page to benefit the endowment

FIT article announcing the endowment

FIT Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department announcement of the 2012 scholarship recipient


This web site is maintained by the Spacecoast Chapter of ASHRAE. It does not present official positions of the Society nor reflect Society policy. ASHRAE chapters may not act for the Society and the information presented here has not had Society review. To learn more about ASHRAE activities on an international level, contact the ASHRAE home page at http://www.ashrae.org.

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